Literature: Orwell Reading Group – Animal Farm
- Wed 14 Mar 2018
- 12:00 pm
You are invited to an informal lunchtime reading group examining the novels of George Orwell.
Anthony Burgess claimed to have met George Orwell in the pubs of Fitzrovia during the Second World War. Whether or not they actually met in person, the collection of books at the Burgess Foundation contains a complete set of Orwell’s novels and non-fiction works.
The two writers have much in common: their genesis as colonial novelists; their status as English outsiders; their involvement in literary journalism; and their lasting reputation as inventors of nightmarish fictional futures.
After Orwell’s death in 1950, Burgess went on to write a number of dystopias, including A Clockwork Orange and 1985 – a critical/creative book which enters into imaginative dialogue with Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The Burgess Foundation’s new Orwell Reading Group will meet every month to discuss a book by Orwell, beginning on 14 March 2018 with his allegorical novel, Animal Farm.
This informal reading group is free and everyone is welcome. The discussion will last an hour, and you are welcome to join the staff of the Anthony Burgess Foundation for tea and biscuits after each session.
To give us an idea of numbers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend – or register here on Eventbrite.